A FORMER Denbigh pupil has narrowly missed out on one of the film industry’s most prestigious awards.

Ed Bruce, who attended Denbigh Grammar School, heads the Dublin-based SSVFX and supervised its graphic design team for The Irishman, which ‘de-aged’ the likes of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino by four decades.

Mr Bruce, 41, graduated in product design and became interested in 3D models, moving to Ireland in 2000.

About 300 of the 750 completed shots in the three-and-a-half hour film featured the de-ageing, which involved markerless 2-dimensional technology.

The work was recognised with a visual effects Oscar nomination among nine others received by the Martin Scorsese film, including best picture and costume design.

But the visual effects award was won by the hit First World War film 1917 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 9.

Mr Bruce, whose parents Roger and Laraine live in Trefnant, said: “To work on a Martin Scorsese film is always a special and wonderful opportunity and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase our facilities craft.

“I’m extremely proud of all the work SSVFX contributed which helped Marty’s vision become a reality.”